November 01, 2011
By Debbie Ann Doyle
The American Historical Association’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Historians Task Force is gathering information, through this survey, from AHA members and other historians who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and/or queer (LGBTQ) or whose work is on LGBTQ history.
We seek to capture information about the experiences of LGBTQ historians (broadly defined) and the treatment of LGBTQ historians in the profession and discipline of history. While other professional associations have generated reports on the status of LGBTQ scholars and scholarship in their respective disciplines (modern languages and sociology, for example), no such efforts have been undertaken within the history profession.
We believe that this survey will provide important insights into how LGBTQ persons and those doing LGBTQ history are faring in our discipline and how they perceive their place in it. With this information, the LGBTQ Historians Task Force will make formal and substantive recommendations to the AHA on how to address the concerns of LGBTQ historians.
Please complete the survey by December 15. Response time will vary but it should take between 15 and 60 minutes to complete the survey.
Be assured that all survey data will be gathered and reported in a way that assures your privacy, in accordance with the AHA’s confidentiality policy. Responses will be aggregated and no personally identifiable information will be released. Any quotations from text responses will be edited to remove identifying information.
Each person who completes the survey will have the option to enter a random drawing to receive a $100 Amazon gift card. Information provided for the drawing will be disassociated from the survey results.